Pumpkin -Waltham Butternut
Season – spring/ summer; Sow 3cm deep; Plant spacing at 90-120cm apart; Germination period between 5-10 days; Soil temperatures between 20˚C and 32˚C; Harvest time approx. 15-20 weeks.
Butternut pumpkins have a large trailing plant structure with small to medium pear shaped fruit. They are inclined to take over a veggie patch, so grow in an area where they can spread out. They enjoy warm soil and are frost sensitive. For best results, grow in well drained, fertile soil high in organic matter. Consistent and plentiful moisture is required.
Good companion plants – sweet corn
Seed quantity - 10